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Cigar is great, then harsh, then great again
ontrackp Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 06-27-2018
Posts: 46
Hey old time cigar experts --

Here's my recent experience. Please tell me if I am crazy or learning something about cigars!

I smoked a RP Vintage 1990 yesterday that's been quietly sitting around for about 4 months. It was really good. At a certain point -- slightly more than 2/3's in it got harsh and kind of nasty. Rather than calling it quits, I purged and let it sit for enough time to burn through for about 1/4" maybe a little more, than I picked it up and it was no longer harsh and bitter, and was great down do the nub. Is this something that happens -- you can hit a harsh spot and then it gets good again?

Thanks.
corey sellers Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 08-21-2011
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Probably got it to hot then you let it cool down imho

And now for my smart a z z answer.


Never mind the rest of the guys will be along shortly for that
Phil222 Offline
#3 Posted:
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corey sellers wrote:
Probably got it to hot then you let it cool down imho

+1
KingoftheCove Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
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Sometimes the torcederos throw in s few mouse droppings in RP cigars........just for chits and giggles.
Not to worry....



Or...


Sometimes a cigar can tunnel for a short period of time without the smoker noticing it, other than the draw getting weird, funny taste, lack of smoke, etc.
Purging will often "fix" this situation.
Phil222 Offline
#5 Posted:
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KingoftheCove wrote:
Sometimes a cigar can tunnel for a short period of time without the smoker noticing it, other than the draw getting weird, funny taste, lack of smoke, etc.
Purging will often "fix" this situation.

This too...
ZRX1200 Offline
#6 Posted:
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The answer was right in front of you on the band.

RP
opelmanta1900 Offline
#7 Posted:
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I think what happened is this guy went in with a total noob palate... Then, at a certain point -- slightly more than 2/3's in, his palate evolved rapidly... But then he purged the cigar and along with it the sensibility he had gained...
delta1 Offline
#8 Posted:
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he he
ontrackp Offline
#9 Posted:
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
I think what happened is this guy went in with a total noob palate... Then, at a certain point -- slightly more than 2/3's in, his palate evolved rapidly... But then he purged the cigar and along with it the sensibility he had gained...


Thanks for the classy and informative evaluation.
Whistlebritches Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 17,405
1.Smoke slower
2.Smoke better quality cigars
Palama Offline
#11 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
1.Smoke slower
2.Smoke better quality cigars


Probably the best advice you’re gonna get.

I don’t smoke anywhere close to how Charlie does (...then again, I very rarely review cigars...) and although this might not exactly fit, here’s also something to watch (...it’s pretty long though...):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KuNy_hXkqoU


luckydogguy Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 02-02-2005
Posts: 1,286
I purge some cigars that have less aging on them at least once during the smoke. It really does clean up the flavor and almost resets the cigar.

I only notice I do that with cigars that are less then super premiums.
JMHO but I think you’re doing it right. Maybe purge it a bit earlier

Lucky
KingoftheCove Offline
#13 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
Posts: 5,393
Palama wrote:
Probably the best advice you’re gonna get.

I don’t smoke anywhere close to how Charlie does (...then again, I very rarely review cigars...) and although this might not exactly fit, here’s also something to watch (...it’s pretty long though...):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KuNy_hXkqoU



Applause
Excellent vid Conan!
tonygraz Offline
#14 Posted:
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Posts: 10,745
Whistlebritches wrote:
1.Smoke slower
2.Smoke better quality cigars


I smoke a bit fast at times and have noticed that another smoker who smoked a good cigar in 40 minutes that I took an hour and six minutes to smoke. While I enjoyed that same cigar, they did not.
Whistlebritches Offline
#15 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
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tonygraz wrote:
I smoke a bit fast at times and have noticed that another smoker who smoked a good cigar in 40 minutes that I took an hour and six minutes to smoke. While I enjoyed that same cigar, they did not.


I am the king of relights...........I smoke sloooooooowwwwwww.I think this is one reason I like smaller ring gauges so much,especially lancero's
ontrackp Offline
#16 Posted:
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Palama -- great video, thanks.
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